Mercurial Superfly 2016
Reports in the Mercurial Superfly 2016 run-up to the game suggested that the former England boss had just two matches to save his job, while talk of a rift among his backroom staff had done little to ease the tension on Tyneside.
Off the back of lack lusture and poor performances against Leicester City and Crystal Palace, Newcastle turned in a shock result and one that displayed real character.
Wijnaldum played a key role in breaking the deadlock when his 69th-minute shot forced Martin Skrtelto put through his own goal.
Liverpool struggled for fluency throughout, despite coming into the match on the back of seven wins from eight outings in all competitions, although they were entitled to feel aggrieved when Alberto Moreno had a sensational volleyed equaliser ruled out for offside.
Wijnaldum, who scored four when Newcastle beat Norwich City on home turf earlier in the campaign, made sure of the points in stoppage time as Jurgen Klopp’s team streamed forwards in search of a late leveller.
Christian Benteke spurned Liverpool’s best chance from five yards around midway through the first half and they remain seventh having passed up the opportunity to draw level on points with fifth-placed Tottenham.
Newcastle offered the ideal response for under-fire boss Steve McClaren following the 5-1 loss at Crystal Palace and they only remain inside the relegation zone on goal difference.
Siem de Jong made his first Premier League start of the season for Newcastle in place of Ayoze Perez – the only alteration to the XI that was humbled at Selhurst Park.
Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge scored five of Liverpool’s six goals in Wednesday’s League Cup demolition of Southampton, but both strikers dropped to the bench as Jordon Ibe and Roberto Firmino supported Benteke in attack.
The visitors forced a flurry of three corners during the opening minutes, although clear chances were hard to come by.
Newcastle were still not fully attuned to Liverpool’s set-piece threat when they failed to deal with Moreno’s 21st-minute corner, Joe Allen knocking down for Benteke to prod wastefully over from close range.
Papiss Cisse managed to manufacture a fruitless penalty box scramble when he appeared to have a clear sight of goal Mercurial Superfly AG before the match belatedly stirred on the stroke of half-time.
Chancel Mbemba headed over from Cisse’s flick-on and Ibe sent a venomous drive just over at the other end.
Wijnaldum could not turn home Moussa Sissoko’s low cross and the hosts were in the ascendency when the Dutchman saw his shot on the turn deflected wide after 55 minutes.
Benteke’s frustrations with a poor individual showing were clear when he and Firmino made way for Sturridge and Adam Lallana after the hour, but Klopp’s double change did not turn the contest in Nike Elastico Superfly 2016 his favour.
Wijnaldum failed to control inside the Liverpool box, but his anticipation earned a touch of fortune in the game’s pivotal moment, leaving Skrtel to reflect on a seventh own goal of his Premier League career.
Moreno was every bit as unfortunate as his defensive colleague Mercurial Superfly FG when the referee’s assistant chalked off his sensation strike, before Sissoko fed Wijnaldum on the break to seal Klopp’s second defeat in the English top flight.
“It’s a really big result because, of course, we have a few difficult weeks behind us,” Wijnaldum said.
“We had to react from the last game because the performance was not so good. We trained hard together and kept faith in each other.
“It is Nike Magista Obra 2016 difficult to win the games but if you give all you have you can be proud. Today we fought to win this game and we were lucky that we won.”
Wijnaldum now has seven goals in an impressive debut season at Newcastle since joining from PSV, with Sunday’s opener being officially credited as a Skrtel own goal.
“Sometimes you need luck to score,” Wijnaldum said.
“Someone touched the ball and it goes in, at that moment you are happy because you work hard and we’ve trained hard to get the result.”
- All seven of Georginio Wijnaldum’s Premier League goals for Newcastle have arrived at St. James’ Park.
- Wijnaldum has now been involved in 56% of Newcastle’s PL goals this season (9/16), only Idion Ighalo (65%) has scored or assisted a higher share of his team’s goals.